Georgia Writers Museum

  Every story starts somewhere...

Alice Walker


was born in Eatonton, Georgia on February 9,1944. She is a novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, and activist. Her most famous novel, The Color Purple, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction in 1983. It was later turned into a film and a musical.





Flannery O'Connor

was born in Savannah on March 25, 1925, but lived most of her life near Milledgeville, Georgia. She is best known for her short story collections, including A Good Man is Hard to Find (1955) and Everything That Rises Must Converge (1965).
Joel Chandler Harris

was born in Eatonton, Georgia on December 9, 1845. He is one of the South's most influential authors and a renown journalist.  He is most remembered for his Uncle Remus folktales.